Four Oyo LG Chairmen In ICPC Net, Alleged Of Embezzlement, Misappropriation Of Public Funds
No fewer than four current Local Government Chairmen in Oyo State were, on Thursday, grilled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for six hours in Abuja for allegedly embezzling public funds.
Informed top ICPC source, who confided in the Nigerian Tribune, said all the council bosses are from local governments within Ibadan metropolis.
It was further gathered that they arrived the commission at about 10:30 am and were not released until 4:30 pm.
The chairmen, who were visibly angry when coming out from the commission’s headquarters, told our Correspondent who approached them that they could not entertain any discussion at the moment.
Findings further revealed that they were all invited for alleged misappropriation of public funds of their various local government councils.
Nigeria Tribune had earlier contacted one of them on phone, especially the Chairman of Ibadan South-West, Mr. Kehinde Akande (at 10:07 am), he said they were in Abuja and were heading to ICPC office.
When Nigerian Tribune also contacted the Information Officer of Ibadan South-West Local Government, Mr. Gbadebo Adejare, on phone thereafter, he confirmed that the chairman was in Abuja but declined further comments, saying: “He (chairman) is in best position to tell you while in Abuja.”
The chairman, Mr. Akande later sent a text, asking: “Who gave you my number. I don’t know what you are talking about.”
When contacted on phone, however, the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, said: “You have the story already. And I am driving now, please. I am on the road. I am driving, please. Please.”